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Announcing Our New Look!

This blog is very close to my heart, because what it talks about is truly is a labor of love. When Ayr Skin Care opened launched two years ago, we had no idea what the adventure would mean for us. I knew that there was a need for our products in the market place, but that was about as much as I knew. How to package, sell it, get press, and find our niche in the vast beauty market was way beyo…

About Olive Squalane & Olive Leaf Extract for Skin

Look at the ingredients list in many of the more natural skin care lines and you may see some interesting variations of “olive” in them. Today we will explore this fascinating tree, its fruit and the long list of wonderful benefits of the leaves and their extract. First let’s dispel the confusion of what is olive “squalane”. Benefits of Olive Squalane If you are an animal lover like…

Great Travel Tips for Your Summer Vacation

While you may be tempted to toss everything into a bag and run out the door, space can be an issue when you are packing for a summer vacation. Whether it is a long or short trip, with air travel nowadays, optimizing space is critical; but how do you bring all that you will need, and still manage to hand carry onto a plane? Here are some ideas of what to bring on your next escape, along with ti…

​Shelf Life: When do your beauty products expire?

There are a lot of women out there that are doing the current Kon Marie trend in minimizing and throwing out or giving away excess in their homes, but what about makeup, skin care and shower products? When are they too old to be safely used, and when should they just be pitched into the trash or recycling? Using products that have expired can mean exposing your skin to bacteria, mold and yeast…

Menopause & Your Skin: How Your Skin Changes

The changes that happen to our bodies before, during, and after menopause play a part in how we take care of our skin and what products we use, but understanding hormones and their role really helps us respond to these changes. For many years there was a mystery and maybe even a taboo of talking about how women age, but that time has passed. Let’s be forewarned and armed with information as we…

Natural Alternatives to Dermal Fillers & Facial Injections

Everyone wants to look good, but not too many are willing to go under the needle for a facelift. Aging gracefully is a balancing act of taking care of ourselves inside and out. However, here in California (which admittedly is the plastic surgery and facial-procedure capital of the world!), it’s easy to compare our self-image with touched-up magazine photos or to fall for every new product or food…